Four Conversations is an annual signature programme by the National Library where thought leaders share new possibilities for the future, while inspiring lifelong learning and the creation of new knowledge.
This resource guide has been produced to complement the conversation on AI x Travel.
The speakers for this session are:
Professor & Vice-Rector (Research)
Varna University of Management
Co-Founder & CEO
Artificial intelligence (AI) tools are an enormous boost for the tourism sector particularly in the post-COVID normal when many countries have re-opened borders and are re-invigorating their travel industry.
AI is revolutionising the travel business through digitalisation with the aim to elevate the entire travel experience and increase customer satisfaction.
The advantages for the travel industry to invest in AI-powered software are plentiful1:
Smart travel apps can help customers to discover new places to visit and activities to experience and provide personalised travel packages
AI digital assistants and chatbots can attend to queries and provide online assistance 24/7
AI systems can acquire and analyse data to provide insights on streamlining business operations, designing effective branding, pricing and marketing strategies
Facial recognition technology provides travellers with a secured, smooth and seamless travel across international borders
Automated baggage systems at airports can improve the efficiency and reliability for luggage check-ins and collections
AI can also be used to alleviate the perennial manpower shortage in the hospitality industry and improve overall efficiency with less manpower
There are countless possibilities for how intelligent automation can be employed to benefit both players in the travel industry and travellers. A dazzling future lies ahead where the ideal travel experience can be created at the touch of one’s fingertip.
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This resource guide was prepared in September 2022 by Sharon Teng, a Librarian at the National Library, Singapore.
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